Porco Rosso

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Porco Rosso review

"Porco Rosso remains one of my favorite Miyazaki films. Personally I prefer his softer, smaller films over his big epics, as they are more aimed at atmosphere and less at getting a message across."

Chandmani Sum

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Chandmani Sum review

"Hartsuiker succeeds in his mission, as he delivers a visually accomplished document with a superb soundtrack, transporting you to a world not quite like ours."

Dead Daughters

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Dead Daughters review

"Don't expect a typical horror film going into Dead Daughters. But expect to be impressed by the atmospheric skills of Ruminov. It's nice to see films like these coming out of Russia."

Invisible Waves

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Invisible Waves review

"Compared to RRNNM just about everything is more polished. The visuals look tastier, the soundtrack is even more profoundly present and the acting is just about perfect."

Mulholland Dr.

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Mulholland Dr. review

"My only problem with Mullholland Dr. is that it just isn't as special anymore as it used to be."

The City of Lost Children

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The City of Lost Children review

"If you're a fan of Delicatessen and you haven't seen The City of Lost Children it's really a no-brainer."

The Place Promised in Our Early Days

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The Place Promised in Our Early Days review

"For a 10-year old animation film The Place Promised in Our Early Days still looks and feels remarkably fresh."

The Great Yokai War

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The Great Yokai War review

"The Great Yokai War was Miike's first venture into big budget cinema aimed at a younger audience."

Toy Reanimator

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Toy Reanimator review

"It's a cute and interesting fantasy tale with a darker edge, never outstaying its welcome and leaving a fresh impression."

Elephant

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Elephant review

"Elephant hasn't lost any of its impact over time."

Cold Fish

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Cold Fish review

"Cold Fish is a film that will sit well with those who appreciate awkward, cruel and excessive Japanese cinema."

Container

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Container review

"It's impossible to univocally recommend a film like this, but fans of experimental, dark and uncompromising cinema should really check this one out (if you haven't already)."

Requiem for a Dream

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Requiem for a Dream review

"Aronofsky struck gold with this one. Personally I still prefer Pi, but Requiem for a Dream is a much more accessible film while retaining Aronofsky's trademark style."

Rubber's Lover

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Rubber's Lover review

"Still, the feeling remains that at times Rubber's Lover could've been just that little bit more insane."

Shamo

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Shamo review

"Visually beautiful, strong use of sound and an unconventionally ruthless story. Cheang is a real talent and proves himself again after fabulous films like New Blood and Dog Bite Dog."

The Blair Witch Project

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The Blair Witch Project review

"The past 7 to 8 years the horror scene has been swamped with found footage films."

Outrage

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Outrage review

"The first hour or so provides a solid setup, introducing all characters and factions related to the Yakuza gang, while the final 30 minutes are the icing on the cake."

Oblivion Island

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Oblivion Island review

"A true fantasy film that betrays I.G's struggle with full-CG animation, but makes up for that with excellent art direction and bucket loads of creativity."

Kotoko

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Kotoko review

"Kotoko is another work of love."

Mandy

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Mandy review

"Mandy is a visually overpowering, gritty and gory revenge slaughterfest, fronted by one of cinema's boldest mad man actors."

Breathe In, Breathe Out

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Breathe In, Breathe Out review

"If you think it all sounds rather dull than that's perfectly understandable. The thing is, it really isn't. Breathe In, Breathe Out is a beautiful, pure, subtle and heart-warming drama."

Labyrinth of Dreams

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Labyrinth of Dreams review

"Those who really want to see the film will be required to be a little adventurous, but fans of Ishii and/or Asano would do good to go through the trouble."

Hana and Alice

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Hana and Alice review

"It's a very sweet, very natural and naive little film that has charm aplenty and feels particularly short for a film that runs well past the 120-minute barrier."

Gemini

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Gemini review

"Gemini could be considered a good entry-level Tsukamoto since his typical style isn't as demanding as in his other films."

Smuggler

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Smuggler review

"Smuggler is an extremely entertaining slice of dark entertainment. Littered with weird and freaky characters, the four chapters play out well and make for an interesting finale."